Search.lunaticake.com is an advertising website, if you have that website popping up within your browser it means that your computer was infected or “hijacked” with a browser hijacker. This infection gets into the different parts of the operating system. It infects your system registry, thus providing automatic startup for this hijacker, so user will see annoying website as a default homepage and search, every time he starts the computer. Also Search.lunaticake.com can install some malicious extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer, without user’s authorization, which are designed to display a large number of additional advertising on every website, even on those that don’t have space for advertisements.
Moreover, Search.lunaticake.com redirect can modify browser’s shortcuts or create some batch files inside browsers installation folders. This will result in automatic pop-up of Search.lunaticake.com every time user starts any of the web browsers. Furthermore, the infection can fully take control of your browser, change default homepage, favorite pages and search engine. Technically Search.lunaticake.com is not considered as a virus and most of the antivirus software products will not detect it as a threat and malware developers using this vulnerability and exploiting it to infect user’s computers protected by the antivirus.
The most common way of the infection with Search.lunaticake.com is via freeware applications which are bundled with malware programs. The most common scenario – user searches for some freeware application that he needs. Often users click on the first link provided on Google, and most of the times the first links are the advertisings. After that user gets landed on some software portal that has the pretended software, user downloads the software and immediately installs it by clicking on express installation – that’s the biggest error. You should always read the EULA and select custom installation to be able to see the list of additional programs and unselect them from installation. Even some official software portals may add some additional programs into the modified installer, that’s why you should always verify that. The installation of any software on your computer should be taken seriously and you should proceed carefully and attentively. Maybe you don’t want to waste a lot of time during the installation, but believe me or not, you will waste much more time during the removal of malware.
As mentioned above, the main reason of Search.lunaticake.com browser hijacker infection are not viruses and Trojans, but the installation of freeware programs. Therefore, it is very important at the initial stage of treatment to identify what was the reason of the infection and remove it from the system. We suggest you to use our step-by-step manual removal guide that you will find under this article. Follow the steps attentively and perform all of them in the correct order to completely remove Search.lunaticake.com from your computer. Afterwards, scan your system with automatic removal tool and clean all of the malware that will be found during the scan on your computer.
Symptoms of Search.lunaticake.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Search.lunaticake.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SEARCH.LUNATICAKE.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.